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Program Scholarships

The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo Fellowship

The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo Fellowship provides financial support for a student from Japan who is enrolled in the MFA Fashion Design and Society program. This fellowship is possible due to the generous support of the U.S.-Japan Council and Uniqlo.

The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo Fellowship is open to applicants from Japan and provides financial support up to the full cost of attendance (tuition and living expenses) for the two-year program. The amount awarded is based on the student’s financial need.

In addition, the fellowship recipient has the opportunity to participate in an internship at Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. during the summer after his or her first year in the program.

Eligibility and Process

The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo Fellowship seeks candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Have been educated mainly in Japan
  • Have lived in Japan for at least one year
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Have demonstrated leadership skill
  • Have been affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake

To be considered, individuals must apply and be accepted to Parsons’ MFA Fashion Design and Society program. Parsons will review all eligible applications for scholarship consideration and select a recipient on the basis of financial need and the criteria listed above. The TOMODACHI-Uniqlo fellowship recipient will be notified at the time of admission.


There is no separate scholarship application for the TOMODACHI-Uniqlo fellowship; simply apply to the MFA Fashion Design and Society program by visiting If you would like to address your candidacy for the TOMODACHI-Uniqlo fellowship in your application, please feel free to mention it in your Statement of Interest essay (as part of the online application).

Additional Information

Inquiries about the program can be addressed to Shelley Fox, Donna Karan Professor of Fashion and director of the MFA in Fashion Design and Society, at

For application-related questions, contact the graduate admission office at

For information about more scholarships and grants that may be available, visit Student Financial Services.


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